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The Gildhouse, Poundstock

St. Winwaloe Church, Bude EX23 0AX, England
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Bude
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 4pm throughout the summer. Free admission, guided tours... more » Owner description: The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 4pm throughout the summer. Free admission, guided tours etc plus a full education programme for schools. « less
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cornwall, england
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We dropped into the Poundstock Gildhouse when staying nearby. We were on a walk to Millook Bay. The Gildhouse is only open on a Wednesday and we got there just as it was closing. However the very charming ladies invited us in and gave us a quick tour of this lovely old medieval building. There are events throughout the year... More

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments about the Gildhouse - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful old building. Sorry that you arrived a bit late to have a good look around. We would love to open for longer but we are totally reliant on volunteers to do everything in the Gildhouse, including staffing the open days and... More

Bude, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have been on several school trips to the Gild House to study Tudor life. The children and adults a like thoroughly enjoyed the experience.thanks to all the volunteers we studied both poor and rich Tudor life. The children made bread, ginger beer and cob bricks. They also learnt Tudor dances and played Tudor games, all in all a great... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a lovely morning visiting this superb attraction. Made very welcome given tea and biscuits and a great history on the building. Only open on Wednesdays but if you nature near go and have al look.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We went on a visit to see the Gildhouse and were given tea and biscuits after we had had a guided tour around the top of the building. We then went downstairs and were allowed to try on some of the Tudor clothing which was great fun. A gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We recently hosted a wonderful birthday party for our mother with about 60 family and friends attending. The small team of volunteers who have restored this special Tudor building have managed to retain the building's magic, yet still provide a venue which comfortably accommodated our party. The Gildhouse looked stunning, inside and out, on the day making it a truly... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a wonderful hidden away place. My daughter loves history so we decided to visit The Gildhouse, The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. My daughter was able to dress up in Tudor costumes which she loved. For our daughter it was one of the best part of our holiday, and truly worth a visit.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Really interesting and pretty Gildhouse, located in the picturesque grounds of an equally old and interesting village church. The two volunteers on duty (Sally and Tim) were very informative and enthusiastic, particularly when it came to dressing us up in the mock Tudor robes they keep on site! Free coffee and tea although donations are gratefully accepted and well worth... More

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments about the Gildhouse - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful old building. Just one thing - it was Sandy and not Sally who, with Tim, were the guides for your visit. They are two of a small band of volunteers who spend a lot of time supporting the Gildhouse in various... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

History is not usually my thing but it would be impossible not to enjoy this visit as the enthusiasm of the guide is very contagious. Sally is extremely knowledgeable and is able to take you through the history of the building in a high level of detail. She is very engaging and you can see that she clearly has a... More

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your great comments about the Gildhouse - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful old building. Just one thing - It was Sandy and not Sally that told you all about the history of this Tudor building. Sandy is one of a small band of volunteers who spend a lot of time supporting the... More

Bude, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

A brilliant renovation and a perfect venue for a family get together. This is a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Simon Thanks for your comments - we're glad that you and your family enjoyed your get together at the Gildhouse. Don't foget that we are open every Wednesday from Easter until the end of October for free guided tours around this fascinating Tudor building. The Gildhouse Management Committee More

Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

nice period building, even better when they were having a craft fair, bought some nice home made cakes, chutneys and rose veal

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